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Mardi Gras in Ruston

January 15, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Carnival season is here, and we're ready to laissez les bon temps rouler! Everyone knows Louisiana does Mardi Gras best, and you have several ways to celebrate the season in Ruston, LA!

Mardi Gras Parade

Royal Court from 2019 Mardi Gras Ball

Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball - Saturday, Feb. 15
Known by many as the social event of the season, the Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball is not to be missed by anyone who takes pleasure in a fine evening out with dinner, dancing, and celebrating the arts culture of the area. Party with the Krewe of Allegro royal court. Dance the night away with music from the live band. Enjoy Louisiana-inspired cuisine, and cash bar. Guests also have the opportunity to take part in a silent auction with original artwork, fine jewelry, tickets to popular community events, and more! Proceeds from the night benefit the historic Dixie Theatre and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. 

Mardi Gras Beads

Pet Parade at the Ruston Farmers Market - Saturday, February 22
Bring your pets and dress them up in Mardi Gras costumes, decorate your wagons, and feel free to distribute "throws!" Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed/decorated pet and pet parent. Start your Mardi Gras celebration early and get out to the Ruston Farmers Market on Saturday morning!

Mardi Gras Parade & Festival - Saturday, February 22
Mardi Gras festivities continue in Ruston's downtown district with a festival and parade. Get in the spirit in Railroad Park with food trucks, live music local vendors, activities for the kids, and more! The Mardi Gras parade rolls through at 6 p.m. True to tradition, you'll see beautifully decorated floats throwing out beads, candy, and prizes. After the parade, stick around for live music from Caravan on the Railroad Park stage! Click the link above for more information. Proceeds from the event benefit Junior Auxiliary of Ruston. For a map of the parade route, click here.

Kids of Float

Costumes for Mardi Gras

Whether you're bringing the entire family out for Mardi Gras fun or looking forward to a formal evening out, start your weekend plans by visiting experienceruston.com.





About the Author

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Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Amanda is originally from Franklin Parish but is proud to call Ruston home. She's pretty good at the following: making lists, giving advice, picking produce, planning trips, and other basic Enneagram 1 things. Amanda has a passion for travel and tourism, event planning, and showcasing Ruston & Lincoln Parish. As the Marketing Director, she implements the marketing, advertising, and public relations plans for the CVB.

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